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  • Juneteenth celebrated in Emancipation Park, Houston, Texas in 1880 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    The problem with Juneteenth

    Juneteenth was a people’s holiday with deep meaning for the descendants of enslaved people. But the declaration of an official federal holiday has turned it into an opportunity for corporate exploiters and cynical politicians to show pretend concern for Black people. At best Juneteenth provides a history lesson and an opportunity for much needed political education.